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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Math Comes Alive in Elementary Classrooms


Math teachers in Andover are using creative ways to make math come alive for their students.  Beth Miner a second grade teacher at West Elementary School used her student’s birthdays to create a histogram (bar graph).  She went one step further by having the students create number sentences about all the different relationships they could find in the histogram.  Some relationships were simple like the number of birthdays in September plus the number of birthdays in November equals the number of birthdays in March. While other compared the values like the number of birthdays in March and January are greater than the number of birthdays in February and December.

Activities like these help create a learning environment that celebrates Mathematical thinking.



 
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